News Briefs
November 10, 2016


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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
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Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.  

In honor of the holiday our offices will be closed tomorrow 11/11, reopening on 11/14.
Mosquito Control and Vector-Borne Disease in California: The Interjurisdictional Relationship of Water Management
Recent article that discusses the need for interaction and cooperation between mosquito and vector control agencies and water management agencies.

Please  click here to view.
2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/16
Applications for the 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Thursday, December 1, 2016. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference.

Please  click here for more information.
December Planning Meeting/Workshop
December 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, California, USA, 95814

Hotel Rooms:
Click here to book your hotel room(s) - 
The rate is $140 for rooms on Wed and Thur evenings.  Meeting is typically Thursday all day and Friday morning.

Note: The Planning Meeting hotel room block closes on  November 11 th There are still some rooms left! 

For more information, visit our website.
85th Annual Conference - 
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters
The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 85th Annual Conference on March 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

This presentation should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency.

Deadline for submission of the completed "Request to Present a Paper" form is  Monday December 19, 2016Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.

2017 Annual Meeting
March 26-29
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (San Diego)

Hotel Rooms:
Click here to book your hotel room(s) -  $139 plus taxes and an optional resort fee
Please note: The MVCAC policy for booking rooms will be in effect for this meeting (a first night's deposit required at time of reservation being made).

For more information, visit our website.
NPDES Coalition Members
The MVCAC Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the NPDES Coalition Agreement for the monitoring and reporting permit for the period 2016-2021. The agreement and rules were emailed to the Districts, please  contact MVCAC Staff if you need another copy.

We need each member of the Coalition to sign and return the permit application either by mail or email.
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.
CDC Zika Virus Web Page

CDC Zika Virus Microsite

CDPH Zika Virus Web Page

11/7/16: Army scientists begin testing inactive Zika virus vaccine in humans - Miami Herald

11/7/16: More mosquitoes that could carry Zika virus found in Orange County - OC Register

11/7/16: Antibody Might Protect Fetus From Zika, Study Finds - NBC News

11/7/16: Testing Begins On An Experimental Zika Vaccine With Inactivated Virus - NPR

11/6/16: What's being done to fight the Zika virus? - CBS 60 Minutes
MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.
11/8/16: In Florida Keys, most voters favor GMO mosquito release experiment - Miami Herald

11/8/16: West Nile virus survivor in his fourth year of recovery - My Statesman

11/7/16: 'Lazy mosquitoes' mean more women than men get chikungunya: scientists - Reuters